Erasing those Frown Lines
What is a brow lift?A brow lift is a surgical procedure that is aimed at removing the deep furrows on the forehead. In a brow lift procedure, the skin and muscles of the forehead that caused the drooping or the furrow will be altered, removed or smoothed out achieve a more youthful appearance. The eyebrows will be raised to and the excess skin will be removed during this procedure. In most cases, the doctor will use conventional surgical method by hiding the incision under the hairline of the person. On the other hand, other surgeons may use an endoscope, viewing instrument used by most surgeons to see though fine lines and other areas which could not otherwise be seen by the naked eyes.
The use of an endoscope would usually minimize incisions. However, whether the surgeon will use the conventional method of tucking the skin or use an endoscope to minimize incisions, the desired result of a smoother brow and a younger look is generally achieved after the brow lift procedure.
Who are the best candidates for brow lifts?Most people from the age 40 and above who are leading active and highly stressful lives develop deep furrows on their foreheads and are likely candidates for brow lift. If you think that you are a candidate for a brow lift, it would be a good idea to first look for a qualified doctor with whom you feel comfortable with and discuss your options before you decide on your courses of action. It is always beneficial to get an assessment of your present condition from a qualified doctor before you decide to undergo a brow lift.
Your doctor will know better if you will benefit most from a brow lift or if you need more than just a brow lift to look younger. In some instances, clients may need a face-lift and eyelid surgery together with the brow lift to achieve the desired look.
A brow lift and other facial cosmetic surgery procedures are usually performed on an outpatient basis and would take about two hours or more depending on the complexity involved in the procedure. If you happen to be one of those people who would need these cosmetic surgery procedures on your face, it would be a good idea to have them together in just one setting to avoid prolonging your agony and discomfort during the healing stage. If must be noted that brow lift and other facial cosmetic surgeries could lead to bruising and puffiness of the face that could last for about two weeks. It would not be a good idea to take these procedures one by one since you will spend a longer time recovering from one procedure after another.
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